Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

The balance of payment cancellation policy is 48hr prior ( 2 days before arrival date by 6pm)
Once booked it, no refund on the booking deposit fee

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Kaikoura!

All rooms have en-suites and heating systems. Warm, clean, well equipped, Free Wifi ( 5GB limited). The Lazy Shag is set among magnificent trees with superb mountain views and gardens that stretch down to the river.

For some real entertainment try seal swims or snorkelling trips!

There is plenty of car parking space, and all activities are within a 5 minutes walk from town centre!

We have a really warm common room (log fire never goes out!). A beautiful view, and a comfortable clean and homely stay.

Due to continuous problems with Eftpos machines, cash is our only accepted method of payment. Thank you for your co-operation, we look forward to welcoming you to our hostel!

Reception hours 8.30am-7.00pm

Check in time 12pm
Check out time 10am

No Eftpos card, no credit card and no debit card
Cash payments or bank transfer available View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 6.8

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay at The Lazy Shag. I only stayed one night but it was a very good experience and would recommend the hostel to anyone. The room I had on the first floor was quiet, the double bed was very comfortable and I had my own bathroom. I didn't use the kitchen but it was clean and warm. I really like the fact that they had a TV lounge, which I used, as not many hostels have that facility. The location of the hostel was great, especially because it was right next to a great cafe.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    18 Apr 2019
    Stayed with older children and found that it was safe and functional. Our older boys had a room to themselves and we had no issues. Basic, but comfortable beds with ensuites in each room. We would definitely stay here again. Easy walking distance to Kaikoura township and surrounded by takeaways, restaurants and a supermarket close by, made food easy.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    12 May 2019
    Very nice and cheap hostel. Kitchen could be a bit cleaner.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    05 Jan 2020
    The staff were friendly, informative & helpful. We had made 2 separate bookings on the website ( due to availability showing), but were aldo offered a shared room for just our group, which suited our needs very well. Definately recommend over the other backpackers in Kaikoura as the person on the phone was rude & didnt answer my query or take my booking.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    27 Dec 2019
    Amazing receptionist! Very well conceived kitchen, nice access of the rooms from outside. But expensive!!!
    Switzerland, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Jan 2020
    If you are going to provide towels they should be in good order - ours were so thin and grey as if they had been washed with other coloured garments. A seat in the room would have been nice. You need Eftpos as most of us only have cards on us. Thanks
    New Zealand, Couple, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 May 2019
    You get what you pay for. The kitchen is closed for cleaning from 9:30am-11:30am, so if you want to have breakfast make sure you do before then. Other than that, it does the basics of what a hostel needs to do.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    02 May 2019
    Would benefit from somewhere secure to store bags during day, and stronger WiFi to reach all the rooms.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    26 Apr 2019
    Decent price, but no hand soap in the bathrooms and very few bathrooms generally across the property in general made for a pretty uncomfortable stay.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 4.0


    22 Apr 2019
    Uncomortable beds, slippery and dangerous stairs, kitchen closed for cleaning at breakfast time, no soap or towels in washrooms, staff not helpful and I suspect I got bedbugs here. Definitely overpaid.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • Wi-Fi